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2011 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

The 2011 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bearcats were led by second year head coach Butch Jones and played their home games at Nippert Stadium and two conference games at Paul Brown Stadium. They are a member of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference championship with Louisville and West Virginia. Despite the conference title, which was their third in the last four years, they did not receive the conference's automatic bid into a BCS game (West Virginia received the bid based on BCS rankings). They were invited to the Liberty Bowl where they defeated Vanderbilt 31–24.

2011 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
Big East co-champion
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 31–24 vs. Vanderbilt
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 25
2011 record10–3 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachButch Jones (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Bajakian
Defensive coordinatorTim Banks/John Jancek
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)

Paul Brown Stadium
(Capacity: 65,535)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 17 West Virginia $+   5 2         10 3  
No. 25 Cincinnati +   5 2         10 3  
Louisville +   5 2         7 6  
Rutgers   4 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 7  
Connecticut   3 4         5 7  
South Florida   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         5 7  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMAustin Peay*FS OhioW 72–1023,282[1]
September 103:30 PMat Tennessee*ESPN2L 23–4594,207[2]
September 173:30 PMAkron*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN3W 59–1424,991[3]
September 228:00 PMNC State*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNW 44–1428,431[4]
October 11:00 PMat Miami (OH)*ESPN3W 27–016,408[5]
October 1512:00 PMLouisville BIG EAST NetworkW 25–1640,971[6]
October 2212:00 PMat South FloridaBIG EAST NetworkW 37–3444,248[7]
November 57:00 PMat PittsburghNo. 24ESPNUW 26–2349,362[8]
November 1212:00 PMWest VirginiaNo. 23
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ABC/ESPN3L 21–2448,152[9]
November 1912:00 PMat RutgersESPNUL 3–2047,447
November 2612:00 PMat SyracuseBIG EAST NetworkW 30–1338,159
December 312:00 PMConnecticut
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNW 35–2727,930
December 313:30 PMvs. Vanderbilt*ABCW 31–2457,103[10]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

2011 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 86 Blake Annen   So
TE 18 Travis Kelce Jr
RB 23 Isaiah Pead Sr
TE 88 Adrien Robinson Sr
WR 1 Kenbrell Thompkins Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 40 John Hughes Sr
LB 37 J. K. Schaffer Sr
DT 78 Derek Wolfe Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR RV NR RV RV RV 24 23 23 RV RV RV RV 25 
Coaches NR RV NR NR NR RV NR RV 23 22 18 RV NR 25 24 21 
Harris Not released RV RV 24 23 22 RV RV RV 24 Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR 23 NR NR NR NR Not released

Game summariesEdit

LouisvilleEdit

1 234Total
Louisville 6 1000 16
Cincinnati 0 7711 25

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Awards and milestonesEdit

Big East Conference honorsEdit

Big East Conference All-Conference First TeamEdit

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Big East Conference All-Conference Third TeamEdit

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Players in the 2012 NFL DraftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Austin Peay Governors vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers Box Score". ESPN. September 10, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Akron Zips vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN. September 17, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Miami RedHawks Box Score". ESPN. October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Louisville Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN. October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2011.
  7. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. South Florida Bulls Box Score". ESPN. October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Box Score". ESPN. November 5, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  9. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Box Score". ESPN. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2012.
  10. ^ "Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Box Score". ESPN. December 31, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/cinn-m-footbl-sched.html
  12. ^ "Cincinnati Scoots Past Louisville with Late Isaiah Pead TD". ESPN. October 15, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
  13. ^ a b c d e "2011 Big East All-Conference Teams". College Sports Madness. Retrieved December 22, 2018.